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RIP Neil Peart – Traveling Invisible Highways

RIP Neil Peart – traveling invisible highways Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • January 17, 2020 The news came through first at 7:12 pm; a voice message from friend Chip Stern, driving his taxi in Brooklyn, N.Y. … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber – A Great Teacher Shares Some Life

A great teacher shares some life Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • November 22, 2019 Freddie Gruber was a great drum teacher. If you have a great teacher in your life, no matter the subject taught, then … Continue reading

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What Are Schools For?

What are schools for? Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • June 21, 2019 In junior high school, and high school, two “guidance” counselors told me I should drop out of school. I was never going to make … Continue reading

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My 12 favorite drummers are Hal Blaine

My 12 favorite drummers are Hal Blaine Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • March 16, 2019 Most of us know the sound of the 1960s. But very few of us can say we are a sound of … Continue reading

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Songwriting with Soldiers?

Songwriting with soldiers a powerful way to tell their stories Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • September 14, 2018 “For me, art is to tell truths that are hard to tell. Songs are incredibly powerful vehicles to … Continue reading

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Music and Theater: The Maine Community I Know

Music and Theater: The Maine community I know Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • July 30, 2018 Andrew Harris said the last time David Mallett performed at DeerTrees Theatre in Harrison was about 20 years ago. Mr. … Continue reading

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Preserving Maine’s Country Music Legacy

It’s important to preserve Maine’s country music legacy Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • April 14, 2018 One afternoon in 1973, legendary country musician Johnny Cash was writing to his 18-year-old daughter, Roseanne, at a table in … Continue reading

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